Little River Canyon National Preserve

This component of the National Park Service is the highlight of the Appalachian Highlands Scenic Byway. The Little River is one of the few river systems in the country that forms and flows atop a mountain. This 14,000 acre preserve contains the most extensive canyon and gorge systems in the eastern United States. It is also home to many rare, threatened, and endangered species of plants and animals. Recreational opportunities include hiking, sightseeing, picnicking, whitewater rafting, and rock-climbing. Sightseeing highlights include Canyon Rim Drive, Little River Falls, and Needle Rock. learn more